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“I hope to release Stanley Ka Dubba by summer” – Amole Gupte

Amole Gupte

After writing the sensitive Taare Zameen Par, Amole Gupte was next seen as an actor in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey. His role of the crooked politician ‘Bhope Bhau’ fetched him a lot of acclaim from the critics and the masses. Now Amole will be next seen in the satire Phas Gaye Re Obama which releases shortly. Amole was recently live on Bollywood Hungama’s video chat and for all who missed logging in, here are the excerpts:

Amole Gupte: Hi This is Amole Gupte only on Bollywood Hungama.com

nadia: hiiiii

Amole Gupte: hi nadia

behenji: how r u sir what is ur next film

Amole Gupte: my next film is Phas Gaye Re Obama

Niraj: amole ji,kindly clear the controversy on you directing taare zameen par.

Amole Gupte: Niraj…not interested in that

behenji: amol sir r u directing or acting in bollywood

Amole Gupte: Phas Gaye Re Obama I am acting in and this Summer I hope to come in with my directorial and production venture Stanley Ka Dubba.


Amole Gupte: Phas Gaye Re Obama I am acting in and this Summer I hope to come in with my directorial and production venture Stanley Ka Dubba.

Gauri: Sir r u a FTII graduate?

Amole Gupte: no Gauri…I am an FTII Squatter

Praful: Sir do u still paint?

Amole Gupte: yes I do Praful

nadia: tum muslim hai Amol

Amole Gupte: main insaan hoon mere dost

Arush: wts ur star sign sir?

Amole Gupte: Arush…Libra

Niraj: after writing a very sensitive film like taare..,what made u do a dark not so good film like kaminey

Amole Gupte: Niraj…not a good film???

Niraj: amole ji,did you always wanted to be a film writer/director?

Amole Gupte: Niraj…no I always wanted to be a tea maker

Amole Gupte

Arush: r u married?

Amole Gupte: Yes…blissfully

Niraj: amole ji, have you taken any formal training in screenwriting or directing etc?

Amole Gupte: Niraj…my textbooks are films

aliya shaikh: i too loved ur movie tare zameen par amol fab movie u just made everybody cry

Amole Gupte: thank you very much aliya

Niraj: amole ji,which writers and directors of hindi cinema have been your inspirations?

Amole Gupte: Niraj…Abrar Alvi- the screenwriter for all Guru Dutt films, Ritwik Ghatak as a writer and director- he also wrote the Hindi film Madhumati, Mehboob Khan, G R Kamat, and many more.

JAY..RAJ..: Sir Bhope Bhau is one of my all time fav characters of Bollywood

Amole Gupte: mine too Jayraj


Amole Gupte: I consider Sant Tukaram as a pioneering feat from Indian cinema. It won the Golden Bear at Venice in 1936.

imkhan: Aamir or Srk? who is your fav?

Amole Gupte: both have their plus points.

Suraj: hi Mr. Amol, it was very pleasant seeing u as an actor in Kaminey…

Amole Gupte: Suraj…pleasant?

aliya shaikh: amol sir which is biggest movie in ur life?

Amole Gupte: I consider Sant Tukaram as a pioneering feat from Indian cinema. It won the Golden Bear at Venice in 1936.

Praful: They say all creative people are extremely sensitive…r u that way?

Amole Gupte: Praful…and prickly too.

Niraj: audience once appreciated pyaasa, now it appreciates dabangg. has the level gone down?

Amole Gupte: Niraj…Pyaasa my friend, was not a runaway hit.

Arush: sir u didnt ans my ques that wt shid i do to cum in Bollywood?

Amole Gupte: Arush…catch a train /flight / bus / walk it and enter.

imkhan: Wot do u think about My name is KHAN…According to you is it a gud movie or not?

Amole Gupte: My wife edited MNIK

NIKS4KICKS: I like ur uncombed looks

Amole Gupte: ha ha ha…the comb does not penetrate these tresses.

Amole Gupte

Suraj: It may sound a flattery but sir,me along with a handsome section of audience liked ur work in Kaminey

Amole Gupte: I am grateful to u Suraj.

shweta: between acting and directing…what gives u a bigger kick?

Amole Gupte: shweta..cooking

Gauri: If not the film industry where wud u be?

Amole Gupte: Gauri…yeah a good question. where would I be?

imkhan: Tare Zameen par or MNIK?

Amole Gupte: Taare Zameen PAr

shah rukh: who is the other director u like the most……name it plz no diplomatic answer?

Amole Gupte: Krystof Keislowski

imkhan: Do you think u r versatile?

Amole Gupte: i assume so

Suraj: Sir, Shahid in KAMINEY or Shahid in JAB WE MET

Amole Gupte: Suraj…shahid in kaminey

Arush: u gym?

Amole Gupte: for kaminey i did arush

Amit: how do u maintain that beard?

Amole Gupte: Amit…I dont maintain it


Amole Gupte: kirti…I dont work hard. PERIOD

Praful: what if u had to go bald for a role would u do it?

Amole Gupte: Praful…if I had dandruff in my scalp

Gauri: would u work with shahid again?

Amole Gupte: of course Gauri.

kirti: did u hv to work hard to play dhananjay singh?

Amole Gupte: kirti…I dont work hard. PERIOD

Niraj: actors are given the most importance while the real heroes are the writers/directors. what do u think

Amole Gupte: Niraj…not even actors…stars

chandawedschandni: were u the 1st choice to play the hero of TZP?

Amole Gupte: u mean the boy?

Amole Gupte

Alok_uytr: liked ur direction in TZP…one of my fav hindi movies…thanks for such a wonderful product!

Amole Gupte: God Bless You my friend.

Arush: HI SIR WILL U WORK WITH RANI MUKHERJI

Amole Gupte: if there is something interesting

Arush: where r u nw?

Amole Gupte: Arush…i am in Mumbai at my edit

Alok_uytr: u like Hrithik as an actor?

Amole Gupte: Alok…fabulously

Dishal: Hello Sir, I just want to say you have writen a fab script TZP, what are you future plans

Amole Gupte: Dishal…present plans are to complete what I am producing and directing and that is Stanley Ka Dubba…thats two hands full.

chandawedschandni: If sum1 wants to wrk in ur org, fr teh destitute children, whats the procedure?

Amole Gupte: I dont have an organisation. I go to organisations as a volunteer.


Amole Gupte: I dont have an organisation. I go to organisations as a volunteer.

Dishal: More scripts like this TZP on its way?

Amole Gupte: sure Dishal

Praful: who would u like to work with in the industry? Any dream starcast??

Amole Gupte: Praful…i dont remember my dreams

kirti: what is cinema for you?

Amole Gupte: kirti…my breath.

chandawedschandni: WIll u direct ad films?

Amole Gupte: I have done many. The last one was a Maggi Bhuna Masala…

Amit: Anil Kapoor has been chosen for MI4… would u like to do a hollywood film as well?

Amole Gupte: Amit…film is a film.

Amit: what is the prime difference btwn theatre and films?

Amole Gupte: Amit…the experience. one comes alive when the actor performs , the other dies twice and lives thrice.

shweta: do u think an actor is better if he has a theatre background?

Amole Gupte: shweta…depends on the film. I session with children who have never seen the face of the camera.

Amole Gupte

chandawedschandni: dada ……….tumhi Marathi madhye bolaa na

Amole Gupte: Ho bolto…Kaay Mhanu?

Amole Gupte: Arush: wts ur budget of ur latest film???????

Amole Gupte: Arush…why? are you going to send me a cheque?

rizwan: i liked your work in kameenay….how did u find working with vishal bhardwaj ????

Amole Gupte: rizwan…he is a rockstar.


Amole Gupte: rizwan…Vishal Bhardwaj is a rockstar.

kirtit: sir any marathi movie lined up?

Amole Gupte: kirti…no

Saint: Sir, whats Stanley Ka Dubba all abt?

Amole Gupte: Saint…Stanley ka Dubba is about tiffin boxes of little children. Unity in Diversity.

Maniana: it will be fantastic if u can work with pankaj kapur

Amole Gupte: I also think so Maniana

amolegupte: Sir do u no Ghashiram Kothwal?

Amole Gupte: of course I do. Vijay Tendulkar is my most favorite fiction / non fiction writer.

Dishal: Sir, what do you enjoy most ? dir ? prod ? writing ? acting?

Amole Gupte: Dishal…u just named my fav thali.

Amole Gupte: Suraj: by the way wat wud u prefer? Himesh as actor or singer or composer??

Amole Gupte: Suraj…if its a package deal I would accept all 3 components.

Topay Bhau: Any plans on working with Vishal Bhardwaj again?

Amole Gupte: you have to ask him. I am ready on one foot.

Amole Gupte: Ok guys, have a meeting about Obama…I mean the film that I am in. It was nice chatting with all of you and I didn’t know time flies while you are at it. Ciao…

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